The certificate program is designed to prepare students for an actuarial career. Actuaries apply mathematical models to assess the financial cost of uncertainty. There is a high demand for actuaries across all industries which is why it’s currently listed as the "#1 Best Job."


This certificate program is open to all currently enrolled UGA undergraduate students. You must have a posted grade in Calculus II in order to apply.


  • MATH 2250: Calculus I for Science and Engineering (or MATH 2300H or MATH 2400H)
  • MATH 2260: Calculus II for Science and Engineering (or MATH 2310H or MATH 2410H)
  • MATH 2500: Multivariable Calculus (or MATH 2270) (While MATH 2500 (or MATH 2270) is a prerequisite for the required core course STAT 4510, you can apply for the certificate program before taking MATH 2500 (or MATH 2270).)


Students must take a minimum of 21 hours. A minimum grade of C (2.00) is required in the core courses (Part I).

  1. Part I: Required Core Courses (9 Hours)

    • RMIN 4000 Risk Management and Insurance
    • RMIN 4100 The Theory of Interest
    • STAT 4510 Mathematical Statistics I OR MATH 4600 Probability
  2. Part II: Course Sequences (12 Hours)

    Choose Two Course Sequences from the following:

    1. Sequence 1

    2. Sequence 2

    3. Sequence 3a (cannot be combined with Sequence 3b)

      • STAT 4230 Applied Regression Analysis
      • STAT 4280 Applied Time Series Analysis
    4. Sequence 3b (cannot be combined with Sequence 3a)

    5. Sequence 4

      • RMIN 4800 Internship in Risk Management and Insurance (6 hours)
      • Or choose two courses from the following:

How to Apply

  1. Be sure you meet the eligibility requirements
  2. Complete the online application
    Note: Application requires MyID to log in.

Application Periods

  • September 1 – October 1
  • February 1 – March 1

Notification of acceptance will be emailed approximately 2 weeks after each deadline.